Local Spotlight: Bradford House Tour

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Hello Friends!

We are so excited to share all about the amazing Bradford House – an exquisite boutique hotel that opened recently in Oklahoma City! We had the opportunity to visit Bradford House on a gorgeous weekend last month and can’t wait to share all the photos captured of this stunning historic property!

With 36 guest rooms, Bradford House offers cozy interiors and an amazing experience that feels individually crafted for each guest. This newly opened property also features an all day café, intimate dining room and a cocktail bar. Open to the public, both overnight guests and visitors can visit the expertly decorated living areas, mingle in the cozy bar and enjoy the open air wraparound front porch. The ambiance is truly incredible and we had the most amazing time during our time spent at Bradford House.

Every inch of the historical home and the modern guesthouse are filled with an immense attention to detail. The interior design elements are so exceptional and truly makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a fabulous luxury vacation spot.

The Double Take Girls’ Bradford House Photo Tour

// Lobby //

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// Bar //

Bradford House Historical Background

William L. Bradford came to Oklahoma City from Kansas in 1889, following in his own father’s footsteps who had settled here a few years prior. The son of a well-respected Methodist minister, Bradford, Jr. became a cattleman with a successful dairy business, was elected county clerk, and thereafter became a traveling representative of school furniture and supplies out of Chicago. Lore tells of Bradford’s interest in faraway lands, and his extensive travels gave him many wonderful stories and wares to share with family and visiting friends. He was known for his congeniality and hospitality — a spirit that carries through to today’s ownership.

His decision to build a luxury residence in this location proved fortuitous with the advance of the City’s first trolley lines. Spearheaded by Anton Classen and John Shartel, contemporaries of our friend William, the town builders helped bring the Oklahoma Railway Company to fruition. Bradford, his family, and neighbors certainly enjoyed the sight of the line and trolleys that ran just outside their doors.

At first home to some of Oklahoma City’s most well-heeled residents through the roaring 1920s, then after having served as convalescent housing during the Second World War, the building’s most notable residents through the turbulent 1960s and 1970s were artists, actors, and politicians. Firsthand accounts tell of having hosted Hollywood film star, Rock Hudson, on more than one occasion, as well as a then-presidential candidate Jimmy Carter on his successful run to the White House.

Fast forward to 2015 and the immensely talented duo, Sara Kate and Jason Little, embarked on the restoration of Bradford House along with creation of additional guest rooms. These new rooms are part of the modern building located directly behind the courtyard.

Beyond the actual restoration and construction is an additional element that sets Bradford House apart – its interior design and aesthetics imagined and executed by Sara Kate! Her eye for style and ability to create mesmerizing design concepts is truly unmatched. Every wall color, piece of furniture, light fixture and more were hand picked by this world renown interior designer and business owner. We have been following along her and Jason’s journey to complete incredible project and we are so thrilled that it’s finally open to the public!

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// Cafe //

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The Bradford house cafe features sweets from the Quincy Bake shop and is the perfect place to have an afternoon treat.

// Restaurant //

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Shannon Goforth is the Bradford House Executive Chef. The restaurant offers a thoughtfully tailored three-course menu of seasonal fare and whimsical dishes. You can see their full menu offerings here.

// Lantern Room //

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// Courtyard //

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 // Modern Guest House //

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Now for all the details about staying on site or enjoying a meal at Bradford House!

For dining reservations, simply call 405-451-3693 or visit their Open Table link here. For guest room reservations please see their website here. You can see photos of each room which is so helpful! It’s so fun to see the how each room was decorated in a unique way!

 // Wraparound Porch //

Thank you all so much for stopping by our review of the Bradford House! Whether you live in Oklahoma City or states away, this boutique hotel, bar and restaurant is a one of a kind destination and we know you all will absolutely love it! You definitely need to come enjoy a relaxing overnight stay, a delicious meal, and a luxe ambiance that truly is unique. We can’t recommend Bradford House enough! Also, make sure to follow Bradford House on Instagram here to keep up with their updates and to see beautiful photos shared daily!

xx,

Lindsay & Whitney

P.S. Thank you so much Sara Kate and Jason Little for inviting us to come enjoy your stunning property. The hospitality and scenery were truly a delight! We can’t wait to return soon!

Photos by Michelle Chan Photography 

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